ATI Tray Tools is a freeware program developed by Ray Adams for graphics card enthusiasts who own ATI Radeon graphics cards. It provides users with a powerful set of tools to tweak, monitor and overclock their graphics card. The program allows you to control your ATI Radeon graphics card from the Windows system tray.
Installation and Setup
Before you can use ATI Tray Tools, you need to download and install it. You can download the latest version of the program from the official website. Once you have downloaded the setup file, double-click on it to start the installation process.
During the installation, you will be prompted to select the components you want to install. You can choose to install all components or only the ones you need. After selecting the components, click on the “Next” button to proceed with the installation.
Once the installation is complete, launch ATI Tray Tools from the Start menu or desktop shortcut. The program will automatically detect your graphics card and display its information.
Overclocking and Tweaking
ATI Tray Tools provides several overclocking and tweaking options to help you optimize your graphics card performance. To access these options, right-click on the ATI Tray Tools icon in the system tray and select “Overclocking.”
The first thing you should do is click on the “Advanced Tweaking” button to enable advanced overclocking options. This will unlock additional overclocking options such as GPU core voltage control, memory voltage control, and fan speed control.
To overclock your graphics card, you need to adjust the GPU clock and memory clock speeds. You can do this by moving the sliders next to “GPU Clock” and “Memory Clock.” You can also adjust the fan speed to control the temperature of your graphics card.
It is important to note that overclocking your graphics card can potentially damage it. Therefore, it is recommended that you increase the clock speeds gradually and test the stability of your graphics card after each adjustment.
ATI Tray Tools also provides monitoring options to help you keep track of your graphics card’s performance. To access these options, right-click on the ATI Tray Tools icon in the system tray and select “Monitoring.”
The monitoring options allow you to view your graphics card’s temperature, fan speed, GPU usage, and memory usage in real-time. You can also enable notifications to alert you when your graphics card reaches a certain temperature or usage level.
ATI Tray Tools also provides several other features that can help you optimize your graphics card performance. These include:
- Custom display profiles: You can create custom display profiles to adjust the brightness, contrast, and color settings of your monitor.
- Hotkeys: You can assign hotkeys to perform various functions such as switching between display profiles or adjusting the clock speeds.
- Screen capture: You can capture screenshots or record videos of your gameplay using the built-in screen capture feature.
ATI Tray Tools is a powerful program that provides users with a comprehensive set of tools to optimize their graphics card performance. However, it is important to use the program with caution as overclocking your graphics card can potentially damage it. It is recommended that you increase the clock speeds gradually and test the stability of your graphics card after each adjustment.
With the help of ATI Tray Tools, you can get the most out of your ATI Radeon graphics card and enjoy improved gaming performance.